Re: I Was Rear Ended and Left the Scene. Now I Have a Letter from Police. What Do I D
You didn't mention what, if any, damage did the other vehicle suffer so keep in mind that if the impact was sufficient to cause ANY damage to the other vehicle, then it is likely that your vehicle (bumper mount/brace) could be damaged as well *even if* there is no apparent damage to the paint. Assuming that your vehicle is impounded for inspection, you could be caught in a lie, thereby adding to the numerous violations which you've already committed (leaving the scene of an accident + failure to exchange info with other driver...etc).
At minimum, you're already looking at a misdemeanor charge for leaving the scene of an accident... It is up to you whether you want to risk any additional -more serious- charges by lying to the police.
I am right 97% of the time... Who cares about the other 4%!